Lesson 9--Joseph (A Type and Shadow of Jesus As Beloved, Rejected, and Exalted Son)

Gen. 49:29 Then he charged them and said to them: “I am to be gathered to my people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,30 “in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite as a possession for a burial place.31 “There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife, there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife, and there I buried Leah.32 “The field and the cave that is there were purchased from the sons of Heth.”33 And when Jacob had finished commanding his sons, he drew his feet up into the bed and breathed his last, and was gathered to his people.




Summary Gen 49:29-33

Just before he died, Jacob gave instructions about the place of his burial.

Genesis 50:1-26

Then Joseph fell on his father’s face, and wept over him, and kissed him.2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel.3 Forty days were required for him, for such are the days required for those who are embalmed; and the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spoke to the household of Pharaoh, saying, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, please speak in the hearing of Pharaoh, saying,5 ‘My father made me swear, saying, “Behold, I am dying; in my grave which I dug for myself in the land of Canaan, there you shall bury me.” Now therefore, please let me go up and bury my father, and I will come back.’ ”6 And Pharaoh said, “Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear.”7 So Joseph went up to bury his father; and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,8 as well as all the house of Joseph, his brothers, and his father’s house. Only their little ones, their flocks, and their herds they left in the land of Goshen.9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen, and it was a very great gathering.10 Then they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and they mourned there with a great and very solemn lamentation. He observed seven days of mourning for his father.11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, they said, “This is a deep mourning of the Egyptians.” Therefore its name was called Abel Mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.12 So his sons did for him just as he had commanded them.13 For his sons carried him to the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite as property for a burial place.14 And after he had buried his father, Joseph returned to Egypt, he and his brothers and all who went up with him to bury his father.







Gen.50:15 When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “Perhaps Joseph will hate us, and may actually repay us for all the evil which we did to him.”16 So they sent messengers to Joseph, saying, “Before your father died he commanded, saying,17 ‘Thus you shall say to Joseph: “I beg you, please forgive the trespass of your brothers and their sin; for they did evil to you.” ’ Now, please, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of your father.” And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.18 Then his brothers also went and fell down before his face, and they said, “Behold, we are your servants.”

Gen. 50:19 Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God?20 “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.





Gen. 50:21 “Now therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

Summary Gen. 50:1-21

After the death of their father, the sons of Jacob began to fear that Joseph would take vengeance on them.

A.Their appeal for forgiveness caused Joseph the weep.



Joseph's forgiveness was the God kind.


B. He assured them that he had forgiven them already, and that the whole episode was a means for God to preserve Israel for the future.

Gen 50:22 So Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and his father’s household. And Joseph lived one hundred and ten years.23 Joseph saw Ephraim’s children to the third generation. The children of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were also brought up on Joseph’s knees.24 And Joseph said to his brethren, “I am dying; but God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land to the land of which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”25 Then Joseph took an oath from the children of Israel, saying, “God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.”26 So Joseph died, being one hundred and ten years old; and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.





Summary Gen. 50:22-26

The death of Joseph.

A.Joseph had confidence in the promise made to Abraham that Israel would one day leave the land of Egypt to occupy the land of Canaan.

B.He made his brothers swear that his remains would be carried to Canaan, when the time came for them to leave.

C.This was fulfilled in Exodus 13:19.













This study of the book of Genesis reveals the purposes of God, the most important of which are the promises made to Abraham. As Christians, we benefit from the promise that all nations would be blessed in the “seed” of Abraham, which is Christ. As a “genesis” account, or a record of beginnings, we learn of the many firsts in the history of mankind, and their ultimate destiny. It is a record that should be read again and again, “For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” Romans 15:4





Messianic Prophecies

Gen. 49:10...The time of His coming...Lu. 2:1-7; Gal. 4:4
Gen. 49:10.......The Seed of Judah.......Lu. 3:33
Gen. 49:10......Called Shiloh or One Sent......Jn. 17:3
Gen. 49:10...To come before Judah lost identity...Jn. 11:47-52
Gen. 49:10...To Him shall the obedience of the people be...Jn. 10:16



Restoration of All Things (Act 3:21) Whom (Jesus) the heaven must retain until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

ALL THE WORLD-Gospel of the Kingdom


Whosoever Will





FINISHED WORK- JESUS CHRIST- Complete Restoration- Law Fulfilled





(All Israel)-LAND(Deuteronomy)


(Exodus-Sinai) ETHNIC-LEGAL-



(Abraham) FAMILY


             (Noah)          PLAN


      (Adam)             FORGIVENESS



A few names of OT patriarchs and their name meanings.





This is the conclusion of our Bible Study on Genesis. Next week we will begin a new book, “The Book of Ephesians.” Remember  about Genesis,God declared the end from the beginning.Is. 46:10




The blessings of the Lord are upon you whether by blood, adoption/sonship or assignment. The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. Prov. 10:22

David & Mary Sue







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